Man Serving Life For Murder Of Riley Fox Dies In Custody

The man serving life in prison for raping and murdering a Will County girl in 2004 is dead. The Will County state’s attorney’s office confirmed that Scott Eby died in custody. Eby was convicted of the murder of three-year-old Riley Fox, who was found dead in a creek not far from her Wilmington home. Will County authorities initially charged her father, Kevin Fox, after police say he confessed to the murder and sexual assault. However, he was released after spending eight months in jail when DNA evidence cleared him of the crime.